Join us on Saturday, November 15 at the
Joan Weill Center for Dance
The Alvin Ailey Studios

405 West 55th Street and Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
7:00pm - 10:00 | SHINE is a formal attire event


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SHINE honorees

Perseverance Award

This award recognizes individuals who have overcome personal adversity and difficulty, but who have persisted in striving to do better for others, without regard for him/herself and without expectation of reward. These individuals, when he/she should die, could be considered to have done something for the betterment of the human race.



Community Service Award

This award recognizes a person or an organization that is singularly committed to serving his/her community, and through his work, is making an impact.

GARY PAUL WRIGHT African-American Office of Gay Concerns, Newark, NJ

Creativity Award

This award is for a person or persons whose creativity has risen to the top, shines and while his/her talent seeks to raise the level of consciousness and awareness, it is also expressing the artists' struggles, pains, and commitment to sharing his/her gifts with the world, to make it a better place.


ANTHONY WAYNE and KENDRELL BOWMAN "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical"

Community Partner Award

This award is given to an organization/institution who, along with collaborating with DBGM, is making significant strides for the benefit of the LGBT people of color community.

EMBLEM HEALTH Neighborhood Care Harlem Office


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